DROUGHT WATERING RESTRICTIONS WATERING 2X A WEEK
Your lawn needs about 1-1.5 in. of water per WEEK. You can accomplish this by watering just 2 times per week. That means you need to apply about .5 to .75 inches of water per watering day.
WATER DEEPLY AND INFREQUENTLY
TEST YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM
1. Once you know your sprinkler output per hour, use the chart to determine minutes to irrigate each week. Then divide it into 2 days, and again divide time by 2 cycles each watering day, to accomplish deep watering. Run times at 4am-7am works best. Splitting watering times will allow the soil to promote a deeper grass root system and reduce water waste and run off.
2. Check the efficiency and depth of water penetration to the soil is easy with an 8 in. screwdriver. If it goes into the too easily try removing several minutes each cycle. If it only goes down only 3-4” increase watering by a few minutes. Your highest needs will be in June-August. If you experience dry areas in the lawn you will have to address the sprinkler system efficiency.
Mowing and watering go hand in hand, raise mower height to 2 ½ inches or highest setting. Only cut off 1/3 of the blade at mowing time. This height will help shade the soil from the sun and promote deeper root system. Mulching will add additional nutrients and moisture.
The Fertilizer treatments that we apply are slow release and will not damage the turf. Just water in your next scheduled watering day. If you have any questions, please call the office 209-599-7722, 925-803-1122, or 707-428-5296 and we will be glad to answer any additional questions you might have!